Book Review: How To Be Brave // Cutesy Reads Once Again


How To Be Brave
By: E. Katherine Kottaras 
85% out of 100
269 pages

Disclaimer: I received a review copy in exchange for an honest opinion review. This, however does not change my opinion in any way, shape, or form.

Georgia has always lived life on the sidelines: uncomfortable with her weight, awkward, never been kissed, terrified of failing. 
Then her mom dies and her world is turned upside down. But instead of getting lost in her pain, she decides to enjoy life while she still can by truly living for the first time. She makes a list of ways to be brave-all the things she's always wanted to do but has been too afraid to try: learn to draw, try out for cheerleading, cut class, ask him out, kiss him, see what happens from there.

But she's about to discover that life doesn't always go according to plan. Sometimes friendships fall apart and love breaks your heart. But in the process, you realize you're stronger than you ever imagined...

What I Thought:

Georgia: She was unique, creative, sympathetic, caring, daring, relatable, and cute. 
Georgia also had quite a bit of character development. 

Daniel: I found him to be both annoying and frustratingly cute at the same time. Daniel was nerdy, which I did like, but I found him to be a flat character. 

Liss: I did not like Liss;I found her to hold too many grudgeS and she was annoying to me. However, 
she was cute in the traditional bff way.

Poetry: You must be thinking I am crazy. We are talking about a Young Adult book after all.
 But, this book was told in part poetry and IT WAS EPIC!!

The Fun of Reading This Book: Unlike most contemporary books, this was fun to read the whole time, including the struggle. I also found this book to be very easy to read. 

The Writing Style: It could be poetic at times, but it could get boring at times. 
 It did make the book go by faster.

The Narrative: I loved the unique, brave narrative and found it to be fresh. 

The Actual Book: I really liked the plot and how funny the dialogue could be. 


This book was fun, had good characters, and was a quick read. I do think that there were parts that could be fixed and improved. 

I would recommend this book to contemporary lovers, artists, people who are in a reading slump, and people who are looking for a quick read. 


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